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 09 Body and Soul at Rest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Rest is not merely inactivity. Although it certainly includes leisure, rest involves the entire human person, in thoughts, emotions, body, and soul. In this episode we explore what the Bible means when it commands us to observe Sabbath rest.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Roger B; Ann C; Jennifer S; Teresa V; Fiona C; Cecilia H; Lisa S; Stacey S; Karen L; and Mandi W, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Could a neglect of keeping a proper Sunday observance be contributing to your unrest? What small steps can you begin taking today to make your Sundays more restful for yourself and your family? V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Loose ends Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Rest includes the whole person: thoughts, emotions, body, and soul Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Worship/rest is part of natural law and the number one way we can begin experiencing rest in our bodies and souls  Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Worshipping properly, resting properly; next series Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a transcript of this episode.   

 08 Body at Rest, Freedom from Anxiety Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

The body has two systems of protection. The immune system fights inner threats, and the "fight or flight" system protects from external threats. Stress only becomes a serious physical problem when it moves from temporary to persistent or is aggravated by negative, fear-driven thoughts and emotion. Research shows that fear triggers known and measurable physical and chemical responses, throwing the body into a frantic, sick state.  Neck, shoulder, head, and back problems are exoskeletal and nervous system issues - structural issues. In the Bible they are related to the will, the "structure" that human life and existence are built on. When we willfully step out from under the protective, authoritative structure God has put into place, we often experience symptoms in these areas, such as migraines, muscle aches, back problems, and insomnia. Here's how to re-order the structure of your life by re-ordering your will.    Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Allison R; Tara R; Michele K; Ellen C; Patricia P; Sylvia R; Christopher W; Susan H; Ann L; Jacquie N; and Gabriela M, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Did you gain any insight through this episode on migraines, neck and back pain? On the complications and messes in your marriage and family? V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Fear and anxiety is now tied with obesity as the most likely predictor of mortality once someone enters the hospital. See sections: Abstract/Results and Results paragraph 3  Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Neck, shoulder, and back problems as rooted in authority issues Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Hierarchy and authority in marriage and family Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Handling problems with authority properly Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a transcript of this episode.   

 07 Transforming Emotions, Freedom from Anxiety Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

No matter how many big or little sufferings we offer up, if we do not also allow God to transform the thoughts and emotions surrounding our sufferings, we have not really discerned or submitted to their purpose; we have not undergone the deep transformation that Jesus died to give us and that the Bible calls a Sabbath rest. Because it is such a profound, secret work, only God can identify and accomplish in us the deep soul work of purgatory, or sanctification, as thoroughly as we need it. He does not simply cover our sins with his blood, he scrubs out the deep, set-in wounds, “all unrighteousness.” We can and must dispose ourselves to receive this rest, but is always still a gift, one that God insistently offers us through the repeating circumstances and relationships that are meant to attract our attention and cooperation. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Bill R; Cindy D; Venera F; Joyanna D; Carrie H; Sarah D; Martina Mac D; Deborah B; Carmen L; Diane G; Eileen T; Mary G; Colleen W; Maria H; Anna N; Janet S; Sandra G; Rebecca M; and Ann C, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) If you have not done so yet, I'd like you to try the visualization technique and the Mirror Exercise I offered in this episode. What do you want to say to the Lord about those? V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Visualization exercise for transforming emotion (continued from last week)  Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Addressing and battling worthlessness, healing the root Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Mirror exercise Minutes 36:01-48:00 – "There is now no condemnation" (Rom 8:1); praise confounds the enemy  Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a transcript of this episode.   

 06 Emotions at Rest, Freedom from Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

If thoughts are sparks of energy, emotions are currents. Emotions do not have boundaries. They cannot be controlled or ignored or silenced; they must be acknowledged and transformed, or they will resurface elsewhere, as in sickness, addiction, and historical emotions. Unaddressed emotion drives negativity and destructive behaviors and makes them circular and uncontrollable. But the Holy Spirit transforms and heals emotions. Find out how. Friends of the Show Bonus Segment below. If you are a Friend of the Show: two audio players are visible if you are already signed in. If not, the first one is protected until you sign in. The first player is the bonus segment; the second player is the regular episode. Sign up and/or sign in as Friend of the Show to access the bonus segment.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Ina C; Linda M; Silvia F; Mary B; Linda DeM; and Josh A, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) What is your greatest fear? Have you acknowledged it to yourself? To God? Does the emotion of that fear drive your behavior in some way? What do you want to say to the Lord about that? V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Forgiveness; trauma, PTSD, and EMDR; media; review separating thought from emotion; controlling thoughts Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Job's greatest fear; addressing latent fear in the desert Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Sugar as a relationship; addiction; attachment cries  Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Transforming emotion with the Holy Spirit; science behind visualization; visualization exercise  Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a transcript of this episode.   

 05 The Power of the Tongue, Freedom from Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Like the children of Israel in the desert, our thoughts and emotions are reflected in our words, and words have creative power for death or life (Prov 18:21). We can forfeit rest through constant negativity and complaining, the way they did, or we can follow the creative Consciousness of the universe to the promised land of rest.   Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Virginia G; Genevieve F; Rebecca H; Susan B; Michele VW; Ann L; and Kirsten P, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Have you noticed that the more you complain and murmur, the more you get what you've complained and murmured about? Whether you think it's worth having or not . . .  you're right. What do you want to say to Him about that?  V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – A quantum universe in which all possibilities exist simultaneously Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Why the children of Israel had everything they needed in the desert Minutes 24:01-36:00 – The tongue directs one's life (James 3); life and death are in the tongue (Prov 18:21) Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Words have power and are creative (Gen 1, John 1, Heb 1); words determine eternity, whether justification or condemnation (Matt 12:36); what the people received in the wilderness corresponded directly with what they thought and emoted, as evidenced in what they said; learning to sow peace and rest with our words   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a transcript of this episode.   

 04 Thoughts at Rest, Dealing with Deprivation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

God is always leading us to the Promised Land of rest. Rest is not simply inactivity. Rest is a not a luxury. Rest is a discipline. Rest is a promise. We dispose ourselves to receive the promise of rest through a disciplined desert process common to God’s people from the beginning. The biblical Exodus story is a map through this desert process, showing us the disciplines that offer “dew” – God’s renewing presence in the desert that leads us to the superabundance of rest in thought, emotion, body, and soul. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Alison L; Venera F; Monica S; Robin N; Jeanne F; Fleur D; Andrew S; Carlene G; Alana P; Jose M for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) What's your knee-jerk reaction to deprivation? Is it related to your go-to sin, your predominant fault? How will you deal with deprivation differently after listening to the show?  V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Hebrews 3:7-4:11 as text for how to dispose ourselves for the biblical Promised Land of rest; breakdown of verses 7-11  Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Breakdown of verses 12-19; "Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts"; the "evil heart of unbelief"; eschatological rest and earthly rest; protection vs. growth Minutes 24:01-36:00 – God teaches rest through deprivations: Exodus 15 and "bitter" water; manna conformed to everyone's thoughts (Wis 16:21) Minutes 36:01-48:00 – What the people received in the wilderness corresponded directly with what they thought and emoted, as evidenced in what they said; learning to draw on the Lord for consolation and strength   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a transcript of this episode.   

 03 The Predictable Biological Mechanisms of Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Brain research and the science of thought are broad fields, but we know now that the brain is not static. Every thought actively changes your brain and body for better or worse. Toxic, negative thoughts and emotions are controllable, transformable, and healable, even after long-term habits of painful negativity! Find out the predictable biological mechanisms of anxiety, and begin working toward rest in this episode.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Aisling H and Jennifer K, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.   Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Do you find knowing the science behind racing, negative, worrisome thoughts and emotions empowering? We are truly fearfully, wonderfully made! What do you need to say to the Holy Spirit about that? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – The spiritual root of anxiety; anxiety and sin  Minutes 12:01-24:00 –   Brain science and science of thought; the connection between thoughts and emotions and the body  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Incoming sensory information; processing in the thalamus; hypothalamus prepares chemical response; endocrine system secretes proper chemicals  Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Amygdala as temporary storage, connected to frontal lobe and decision making; hippocampus classifies thought and emotion as temporary or permanent and converts; neuroplasticity and changing the brain with reflection and healing with the Holy Spirit's wisdom    Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Facebook page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a transcript of this episode.   

 02 Fight the Right Battle, Freedom from Anxiety Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Fight the right battle.  You feel like you're spinning your wheels, laboring till you're exhausted but seeing little permanent fruit. You're depressed that certain relationships are a perpetual painful morass. You're frustrated that the numerous "prescriptions" of faith that you've tried are not working. I get it. We expend a lot of energy fighting the wrong battles, and such futility is an underlying cause of anxiety. This episode explores how to fight the right battle: how to work with the Holy Spirit for lasting peace rather than against Him. Our focus is on temporary relief, while His is on our permanent rest in Him. So we must determine to lean into the difficulties He allows and "suffer creatively," as St. John of the Cross says.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Jeannie L; Cathy N; Michele T; and Mary McD, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Did a particular relationship or repeating pattern come to mind during this show?  What do you need to say to the Holy Spirit about that? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Biblical definition of sin as destruction and "stain"; sin we commit and sin committed against us, and the anxiety effect Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Predominant fault and particular vices; identifying patterns in relationships and circumstances   Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Historical emotions and woundedness as the root of predominant fault Minutes 36:01-48:00 – The real battle and the real authority   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 01 Anxiety Is Not from God, Freedom from Anxiety Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

It may seem like an oxymoron, but rest is a discipline. The number one thing you need to know in battling anxiety is that it does not come from God. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control" (2 Tim 1:7). Anxiety is an attack of the enemy, therefore we must close the doors of vulnerability that our unresolved experiences in life have left open. What are those doors? This episode explores the open doors and how to close them once and for all.    Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Kristine B; Denise S; Jaime S; Sally R; Davida B; Christine Mc; Charlotte S; and Timothy H, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) During the section of forgiving mom and dad, people with whom you have soul ties, self, and God, did a particular person or memory come to mind? What do you want to say to the Holy Spirit about that?   Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Heavenly Father, I ask that Your love flow upon me. May the Blood of Christ cover all wounds and restore all in me to wholeness and life. May the fire from Our Lady's heart now enter me and anoint everything with the Holy Spirit and blind Satan. May St. Joseph wrap me with blessings and peace, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + (Prayer for Inner Healing, Deliverance Prayers for the Laity, Fr. Ripperger) What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Biblical rest as "one, peace, rest"--giving over, blissful relaxation--that "transcends" human understanding, meaning "to hold above, rise above, to be superior." Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Simple biblical command is: do not worry. Have no anxiety. Worry = "to strangle, to choke."  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – The root of anxiety as demonic harassment; divine biblical law is to forgive until complete; soul ties Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Open doors: unforgiveness, soul ties, predominant fault   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 03_King of the Holy Family and Prince of the Church, St. Joseph Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:58

St. Joseph is stepping into a more visible role in the Church right now, and inviting you to develop a relationship with him. In learning about his roles as prophet, priest, and king of the Holy Family and prince of the Church, we get to know him more personally, and how he operates in those roles on our behalf. In conclusion of our series, I'd like to leave you with a list of prayers for the Year of St. Joseph, here at this link.    Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Gina S and Geraldine G, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Can you discern St. Joseph's activity in your life through his roles of protector, provider, and guide? What do you want to say to him about that? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, my great protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection, or implored your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding therefore in your goodness, I come before you. Do not turn down my petitions, foster father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Overview of Joseph as priest and prophet of the Holy Family Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  St. Joseph as contemplative and man of prayer Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Joseph's purity and chastity as key to his power and authority  Minutes 36:01-48:00 – How to imitate Joseph's example of purity and chastity, whether man or woman   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 02_Pillar of Families, St. Joseph Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Every man is called to fatherhood and priesthood by virtue of his masculinity. Like Abraham, the Father of Faith, whose faith was "accounted" to him as righteousness, St. Joseph's accumulated acts of sacrificial faith in his role of father and priest of the Holy Family formed him and made him capable for his larger role as the Pillar of Families for the whole Church. In accepting and receiving our men, faults and all--husbands, sons, priests, fathers--we receive Joseph, in a sense. We participate in nurturing their role as priests and fathers knowing that St. Joseph works through them on our behalf in, with, and through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.     Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Debbie S and Jeannette H, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Accepting our men faults and all does not mean accepting abuse or being a doormat. Rather, it means receiving who they are--their personalities and temperaments, talents and gifts, roles and decisions--without trying to control or change them. Our husbands, sons, priests, and dads are imperfect as we are imperfect, but they are God's provision for us, as OT Joseph and St. Joseph illustrate. How does St. Joseph encourage you to accept and receive the men in your life, faults and all?  In what little ways can you communicate to them your acceptance of who they are, today? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, my great protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection, or implored your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding therefore in your goodness, I come before you. Do not turn down my petitions, foster father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Tracing the twelve tribes back to Abraham, the Father of Faith Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  What it means that Abraham's faith was "accounted" to him as righteousness Minutes 24:01-36:00 – St. Joseph as model of fatherhood Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Unpacking Psalm 105 and Isaiah 22 as history and prophecy of the two Josephs   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 01_Old Testament Joseph, St. Joseph Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

In this episode we explore Old Testament Joseph's life, because in order to understand St. Joseph as patron of the Church, we must know something of his ancestor, OT Joseph, for whom he is named. Psalm 105 gives us a snapshot of OT Joseph, and a prophecy of NT Joseph: "When he summoned a famine on the land, and broke every staff of bread, he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron; until what he had said came to pass the word of the Lord tested him. The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free; he made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions, to instruct his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom" (Ps 105:16-22, emphasis mine).   Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Gena M; Erin C; Mary Z; Michele Van W; Anita C; Julie N; and Joan R, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) One of my favorite things about OT Joseph is how he bore up under injustice and adversity and continued to operate in his gifts wherever he found himself. Ultimately, God used all of Joseph's sufferings as stepping-stones to something greater and to the benefit of everyone: "You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many should be kept alive..." (Gen 50:20).  As you observe your own dysfunctional family relationships and circumstances, and the suffering there, can you discern an ultimate good toward which God might be moving all of you? In your family, is there one person who seems to be in the role of Joseph?  Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, they may have meant evil against me, but You meant it for good (Gen 50:20). Help me to wait for your vindication, and as I wait, help me to forgive. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Why Sonja began studying St. Joseph  Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  What St. Joseph wanted Sonja to know about him Minutes 24:01-36:00 – OT Joseph, Genesis 37-40: from prophecy to the pit, from the pit to Potipher's, from Potipher's to prison Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Genesis 41-50: From prison to prominence   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 07_Psalm 143, The Seven Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 7 | Psalm 143 [142] #letuspray   A Psalm of David. 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplications!     In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness! 2 Enter not into judgment with thy servant;     for no man living is righteous before thee. 3 For the enemy has pursued me;     he has crushed my life to the ground;     he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead. 4 Therefore my spirit faints within me;     my heart within me is appalled. 5 I remember the days of old,     I meditate on all that thou hast done;     I muse on what thy hands have wrought. 6 I stretch out my hands to thee;     my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. Selah 7 Make haste to answer me, O Lord!     My spirit fails! Hide not thy face from me,     lest I be like those who go down to the Pit. 8 Let me hear in the morning of thy steadfast love,     for in thee I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go,     for to thee I lift up my soul. 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies!     I have fled to thee for refuge! 10 Teach me to do thy will,     for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me     on a level path! 11 For thy name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!     In thy righteousness bring me out of trouble! 12 And in thy steadfast love cut off my enemies,     and destroy all my adversaries,     for I am thy servant. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Mark G; Venera F; Melissa O'N; and Stephanie S, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Psalm 143 offers a clear example of the process of purification we explored in the previous Psalm, 130. The relationships within dysfunctional families, such as David's, can be used by God to purify all the parties involved. For anyone who has experienced family betrayal, attack, or rebellion, this Psalm offers hope for God's help. How are the challenges in your own family meant to help purify you? Do you see your family relationships as invitations from God to learn something about yourself, God, and how to live in charity?   Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Hear my prayer, O LORD! Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Context of the psalm; history of David's son, Absalom and his betrayal Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  The original story of Nathan's pronouncement of punishment on David's sin with Bathsheba Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Psalm 143 

 06_Psalm 130, The Seven Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 6 | Psalm 130 [129] #letuspray   A Song of Ascents 130 Out of the depths I cry to thee, O Lord! 2 Lord, hear my voice! Let thy ears be attentive     to the voice of my supplications! 3 If thou, O Lord, shouldst mark iniquities,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee,     that thou mayest be feared. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,     and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord     more than watchmen for the morning,     more than watchmen for the morning. 7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!     For with the Lord there is steadfast love,     and with him is plenteous redemption. 8 And he will redeem Israel     from all his iniquities. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Mark G; Venera F; Melissa O'N; and Stephanie S, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Psalm 130 is considered by the Church to be the official prayer for the souls in purgatory (see the Catholic Encyclopedia on Psalm 130). Did the explanation of purgatory in this episode lessen your fear of it? In what ways have you made Lent a type of deliberate, purifying "purgatory" this year? How are the challenges you face in your life at the moment meant to help purify you? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, hear my voice! Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Structure of the psalm, verses 1-4, "keeping score" of sin, forgiveness and propitiation Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Verses 5-8: the relationship between almonds and "watchmen", waiting as discipline, daily "word" from God, Jesus as prophesied redeemer Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Purgatory, "fire" in the Bible, eternal and temporal punishment, meaning of "punishment", particular and final judgments   Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Venial and mortal sin, prayers for the dead, what (Who) purgatory is Other Resources Create in Me a Clean Heart: 10 Minutes a Day with the Penitential Psalms, book by Sarah Christmyer A "Spiritual Cleanse" with the Penitential Psalms Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 05_Psalm 102, The Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 5 | Psalm 102 [101] #letuspray   A prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. 102 Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to thee! 2 Do not hide thy face from me     in the day of my distress! Incline thy ear to me;     answer me speedily in the day when I call! 3 For my days pass away like smoke,     and my bones burn like a furnace. 4 My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;     I forget to eat my bread. 5 Because of my loud groaning     my bones cleave to my flesh. 6 I am like a vulture of the wilderness,     like an owl of the waste places; 7 I lie awake,     I am like a lonely bird on the housetop. 8 All the day my enemies taunt me,     those who deride me use my name for a curse. 9 For I eat ashes like bread,     and mingle tears with my drink, 10 because of thy indignation and anger;     for thou hast taken me up and thrown me away. 11 My days are like an evening shadow;     I wither away like grass. 12 But thou, O Lord, art enthroned for ever;     thy name endures to all generations. 13 Thou wilt arise and have pity on Zion;     it is the time to favor her;     the appointed time has come. 14 For thy servants hold her stones dear,     and have pity on her dust. 15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord,     and all the kings of the earth thy glory. 16 For the Lord will build up Zion,     he will appear in his glory; 17 he will regard the prayer of the destitute,     and will not despise their supplication. 18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come,     so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord: 19 that he looked down from his holy height,     from heaven the Lord looked at the earth, 20 to hear the groans of the prisoners,     to set free those who were doomed to die; 21 that men may declare in Zion the name of the Lord,     and in Jerusalem his praise, 22 when peoples gather together,     and kingdoms, to worship the Lord. 23 He has broken my strength in midcourse;     he has shortened my days. 24 “O my God,” I say, “take me not hence     in the midst of my days, thou whose years endure     throughout all generations!” 25 Of old thou didst lay the foundation of the earth,     and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They will perish, but thou dost endure;     they will all wear out like a garment. Thou changest them like raiment, and they pass away; 27     but thou art the same, and thy years have no end. 28 The children of thy servants shall dwell secure;     their posterity shall be established before thee. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Stephanie S; Joseph J; Terri G; Sandra L; Mary Mc; Kelly T; and Kacee E, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events...

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